Some families of victims say they may not take part in new inquests if they cannot receive government funding for legal fees.Read the full story ›
Families of some of the victims said they feel "frustrated and disappointed" after their meeting with the Home Secretary.Read the full story ›
Timeline of events:
- The bombings at the Tavern in the Town pub and the Mulberry Bush killed 21 people and injured more than 180
- An investigation by West Midlands Police led to the Birmingham Six being wrongly jailed for the crime
- Those men were freed in 1991 after their convictions were ruled unsafe by the Court of Appeal
- In the 1970s, inquests were opened after the attacks
- The process was overtaken by the criminal inquiry and the later convictions of the Birmingham Six, so the inquests were never resumed
- The senior coroner for Birmingham and Solihull, Louise Hunt, revealed she had received a “significant” piece of new information at a previous hearing in May
- Families of victims of the Birmingham pub bombings plan to meet the Home Secretary for public funding for their legal representation
Julie Hambleton, who lost her sister in the Birmingham pub bombings, has written an open letter ahead of a government meeting today.Read the full story ›
Families of victims of the Birmingham pub bombings are to meet the Home Secretary for public funding for their legal representation.Read the full story ›
The legal team representing the Justice for the 21 campaign says it will be a stain on the Government if families of the Birmingham Pub Bombing victims aren't given legal aid in the upcoming inquests.
Last month a coroner ruled there would be new inquests for victims of the 1974 bombings, but with the first hearings due in October, time is running out to pay for lawyers.
Today Hillsborough campaigner Louise Brookes met Pub Bombings campaigner Julie Hambleton in a show of solidarity. Chris Halpin reports.
A Hillsborough inquest lawyer is calling on the Home Office to finance the Birmingham pub bombings inquest.Read the full story ›
A decision is expected today on whether to open new inquests into the deaths of the 21 victims of the Birmingham pub bombings.Read the full story ›
Today is the deadline for West Midlands Police to hand over documents relating to the 1974 Birmingham Pub Bombings.Read the full story ›
A barrister representing West Midlands Police has told a hearing that the force has "no principled objection" to the original inquest into the Birmingham pub bombings reopening.
West Midlands Police have 'no principled objection' to resumption of Birmingham Pub bombings inquest says barrister representing them.
Barrister for W Mids Police says coroner Louise Hunt has no jurisdiction to resume Birmingham Pub bombings inquest based on current law
A decision will be made by the Senior Coroner for Birmingham and Solihull later this month.